The anti-populist effect of the progressive Left – a real concern...

In this weeks long read, Alice Masoni contributes to the New Pretenders analysis of anti-populism. Masoni writes about anti-populist rhetoric and its capacity to reproduce the...

“The EU facilitates Tax Evasion” —Interview with Miguel Urbán MEP

In April 2016, the scandal around the Panama Papers detonated. Since then, the European Parliament has created a Commission of Inquiry to investigate what...

Are you saying we actually have no free speech anymore? |...

In this weekend’s long read, Steven Gormley examines the issue of free speech as it applies to speech acts which are offensive to religious...

POPULISM AND THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY | An Interview with Giorgos...

In this week's article, we reprint an interview from the Political Observer on Populism with Giorgos Katsambekis addressing many thorny issues of contemporary democracy. Left-wing populist...

Why are we Pretending? A Final Inventory Check upon Leaving Europe

Why should radicals look to 'pretenders' for inspiration? Amy Westwell and Cailean Gallagher trace the history of wild and illegitimate claims to power and...

The battle for lost sovereignty, beyond Catalan secessionism

When the roller-coaster that is Catalan Secessionism seems to be at a peak, the next day surprises us with another loop-the-loop; a peaceful unconstitutional...

Battling for the Meaning of “New Normal”: A Glimpse on How...

Indonesia, along with many other countries, has been facing the Covid-19 pandemic since March 2020. While the potential of outbreak had been detected since...

Is Macronism Thatcherism?

Last year, during the campaign for the French presidential election, Emmanuel Macron claimed a centrist position, distancing himself from both "Thatcher and...

Chantal Mouffe: “Corbyn represents the implementation of a left populist strategy”

In this article, Chantal Mouffe, philosopher, professor at the University of Westminster and theoretician of left-wing populism, proffers an analysis of the strategy of...

On Strike Against Reality: Conspiracy Thinking as the Popularisation of Critical...

Conspiracy theories and post-truth politics have figured prominently in the popular consciousness throughout 2020; growing steadily alongside public health responses to the Covid-19 pandemic....